The University of East Anglia was founded in 1963 and directly employs around 3,000 full-time staff, has over 14,000 students and an annual income of some £170m. It is estimated to be responsible for indirect employment of some 3,300 people outside the institution and generates direct and indirect economic impact of around £420m.
As befits a university with a world-leading School of Environmental Sciences, the University of East Anglia is a research-led University and has led the way in the sustainable development of its campus. It has created a number of low-energy buildings that have been held up as exemplars for the United Kingdom and has reduced carbon emissions by 53% since 1990.
From climate change and flooding to energy and resource management our academics are world leaders in understanding the realities of globally changing lifestyles and their impact on economy and society.
The University of East Anglia has a powerful reputation within the energy and environment sector for interdisciplinary excellence, integrating physical, chemical, biological, social and geotechnical sciences to develop innovative approaches to the increasing environmental challenges we face.